Birther Movement’s New Face?

Since Orly Taitz lost her mind on live television, then got fined $20,000 for contempt of court, the “Birther Movement” has been a bit…constipated.  But they think they’ve found some fiber in U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Terry Lakin, who has refused to deploy to Afghanistan until President Obama satisfies his hunger for knowledge. Specifically, he wants to see a birth certificate from Hawaii. (Not that birth certificate. Every good birther knows the one certified–and personally verified–by the state of Hawaii is a fake.)

CNN’s Anderson Cooper tried to interview Lt. Col. Lakin, who Cooper called “the new face of the “birther movement”, without success. Lakin, who presumably agreed to do the interview, wasn’t talking. Lakin brought his attorney, however, and the face of the BM sat, unmoving, beside his lawyer. Perhaps not as much roughage as the movement had hoped for.

Lakin’s legal representation was happy to talk. He gets paid (by the group using Lakin as their poster boy, not the poster boy himself) to talk. Thinking, though, costs extra. He rebutted every one of Cooper’s questions (such as “have you ever asked another superior officer for their birth certificate?” and “are all Hawaiian-born service members suspect?”) by asserting “we aren’t talking about _____”, followed by the Birther’s Mantra:

President Obama’s birth certificate is not a birth certificate because it’s a Certificate of Live Birth.

President Obama’s birth certificate is not a birth certificate because it’s a Certificate of Live Birth.

President Obama’s birth certificate is not a birth certificate because it’s a Certificate of Live Birth.

President Obama’s birth certificate is not a birth certificate because it’s a Certificate of Live Birth.

President Obama’s birth certificate is …blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

I have five individual’s birth certificates in my hand right now. Not one of them lists the doctor who delivered the person. One of them is in Spanish. All of the people are, according the United States government, natural-born American citizens.

Enjoy your court-martial, Colonel. Once you’re out of the Army, you can run for office.

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2 thoughts on “Birther Movement’s New Face?

  1. If LTC Lakin truly had a problem with President Obama, he should have resigned when Obama took office- not continued to collect a paycheck for 2 years. You can’t pick and choose which “unlawful orders” to follow. LTC Lakin just doesn’t want to deploy, and is using this political excuse to 1) get is 10 min of fame and 2) make him look better than the cop-out he actually is.

  2. Anderson Cooper and whoever wrote this Civic Comment is STUPID. Neither would know a natural born citizen if run over by one during the upcoming election.

    No matter where he was born, Obama admits in his own book that his father was a Kenyan/British citizen thus he will NEVER meet the criteria of natural born citizenship.

    Go LTC Lakin!!

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